2/9/09, Shuqualak MS - We got off to a late start today because I had to shoe both Joyce and Docís front feet. A bunch of people stopped by to see us this morning, including the guy that owned the local newspaper.
When I pulled out of the sales barn (about 9:30 am) I gave a fellow named Dan a lift back into town. My first stop was at the grocery store. While I was in getting groceries, the Macon welcoming committee showed up which included the Mayor and the Chief of Police. They were amongst a whole lot of people that stopped by to welcome us to this fine town. There were lots of well wishes and gifts from the townsfolk - thanks everyone.
A lot of kids and older folks stopped by to see and pet the horses, including one young lady with developmental challenges. The next stop was at the town Welcome Center where we met some more folks and had some pictures taken.
The final stop in town was at the Shell station where I watered and fed the horses for lunch. The nice family in the third picture rode the last leg with me. During lunch, the kid posed in the front of the picture sat on Deedee for about 15 minutes and was upset when his dad finally lifted him down.
After lunch, we drove about 11 miles further to our present location on route 21 in the town of Shuqualik.
This was a very nice and rewarding day. We met some really terrific people.